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Old January 8th, 2010, 12:39 PM   #61
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i guess i'll be called naive when I say that the hectic construction activity that we are witnessing in Dubai is in accordance with the thought that when the gulf country runs out of oil it has something else to support its economy and provide livelihood to its people..
what is the problem if the govt is building all of it instead of the private sector..
when the govt of Dubai is doing that its not robbing its people of basic necessities..
yeah but if demand for office space is say for 100meter square and you construct 1000 meter square . Obviously 900 meter square is going to lay empty.

Where is the sense is building so many skyscrapers? It is understandable if you build 200 meter squared to keep ahead of the trend. Thats was dubai was doing in the early 00s. Then it went into over drive.

buildings too need to be maintained. you simply cant build it and say ok i am done.

Obviously if the GIFT project in Guj takes off then I hold my hand up saying i was totally wrong in approach. But the Dubai model tells us that simply building building building without some reconciliation is a bad thing. They should have concentrated on building a much more larger metro (they currently have only 50km of metro) and building a strong judiciary and corporate legal system. Dubai is a wild west with zero transparency when it comes to corporate matters.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 06:32 AM   #62
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hmm off topic but this is what i think

Dubai was running out of oil

as nirax says, simply building skyscrapers nobody wants to occupy does not make any sense. We all forget that its easy for the sheikhs to build what they want to slave labour from the subcontinent. Thats not to say that Indians do not work on the upper levels of management. Indians in Dubai work across all spectrum. But capitalism has to dictate whats needed and whats not. You simply cant go from zero to hero. Dubai got too big for its own shoes.

Secondly, skyscrapers are not always the symbols of wealth. London Paris and many cities in europe (especially germany) dont have that many skyscrapers. Skyscrapers are usually built due to a shortage of space. So you build vertically upwards.

So just let the private sector decide what to build and what not to build. If they love acreage over building tall its their call. Its the duty of the gov to provide a business friendly environment(taxes etc and less regulation) the infra in terms of electricity roads trains etc. If the gov does that then it has done its job.

i agree with you 100%
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Old January 12th, 2010, 10:04 AM   #63
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Intending to make Yamuna Expressway a growth engine for all future development of the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued directives that the expressway be completed and open to traffic before the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Sticking to the time schedules, the concessionaire of the project Jaypee Infratech is working at neck breaking speed, having completed almost 80% of the earthwork and starting off with concreting from Noida end.

Speaking to FE on condition of anonymity, an official of the state government said lot of prestige is associated with the project as it will be the first infrastructure development project that would finally see the light of the day during the two-and-a half year reign of chief minister Mayawati. In a way it would be the yardstick by other developers for investing in the state. The chief minister has many more ambitious plans for the state, all of which would either revolve around Yamuna Epressway or would be fostered by it. With land for the entire 165-km expressway already available with the developer, a massive workforce of around 10,000 people has been pumped in to work round the clock to complete the mega project. The total cost of the project is pegged at Rs 10,000 crore.

The expressway, which will cross the five districts of Gautambudh Nagar, Aligarh, Mahamaya Nagar (Hathras), Mathura and Agra, will have six interchanges from point zero at Noida. Apart from these interchanges, other structures like car tracks, pedestrian pathways, canals, bridges and underpasses are also being constructed simultaneously.

A senior official of the Yamuna Expressway Authority said a total of six toll plazas are being proposed. While there would be two each at Gautambudh Nagar and Mathura, Aligarh and Agra would have one toll plaza each.

The project, which is being constructed on build operate transfer PPP basis, will be maintained and operated by the concessionaire during the entire concession period of 36 years and after expiry of the concession period, it shall be handed over to the authority. An official of the company stated that the toll amount is being worked upon and no final shape has been given to it yet.
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 01:08 AM   #64
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The state government had issued a directive, asking for the expressway to be completed in time for the Commonwealth Games this October but that looks unlikely. “We can’t do it before April 2011. It is difficult to finish the project in 10 months. We are being realistic,” says Samir Gaur, director in charge of Jaypee Infratech that is building the expressway.

The scale of work on the expressway is colossal. At least, 8,000 workers, 24 sub-contractors and more than 600 supervisors are working round the clock to meet the deadline. Land acquisition for the project—around 5,000 hectares for the expressway and an additional 6,000 hectares for development along the controlled access road, part of the ribbon expressway project—is almost over.

Earth filling is over on about 80 per cent of the expressway and concretisation is underway on about 20 kilometres. The expressway will be built of cement concrete—the Mumbai-Pune expressway is the only other expressway in the country that uses cement concrete. The company has imported sophisticated machinery from Germany—four road rollers that can simultaneously pave six lanes.

The highway, once complete, will cross Gautam Budh Nagar, Aligarh and Mathura before finally reaching Agra. The government had notified around 1,182 villages to acquire land for the project. Thirteen service roads with a total length of 168 km will be constructed concurrently with the expressway. The company also has the right to develop 25 million square metres or 6,175 acres of land along the Yamuna Expressway, based on a concept of ribbon development, where the government attracts developers by giving them incentives like leasing them land for commercial development, at five locations—500 hectares each in Noida, Aligarh and Agra and 1,000 hectares in Gautam Buddha Nagar.

In this region in Western UP, farmlands are on the periphery of many projects that will eventually require more land. Apart from the Yamuna Expressway and the over Rs 30,000 crore and 1,047-km-long Ganga Expressway, both of which are being built by the Jaypee Group, the Eastern Railway Freight Corridor and Delhi-Moradabad National Highway too will pass through these districts.

The expressway is expected not just to provide a fast moving corridor to minimise travel time and connect the main townships and commercial centres on the eastern side of the river, it’s also expected to bring development to the region and ease congestion on NH-2. In addition, it will connect business hubs in Noida to other cities and provide for Export Promotion Zones, including the Taj Economic Zone, Taj International Airport and Aviation Hub.

Touted as the growth engine for development of the state, the Rs 10,000-crore road project (its cost has shot up because of delays and litigations) will have six interchanges (a collection of ramps, exits, and entrances between the expressway and another road) from point zero (Pari Chowk) in Greater Noida to Kuber-Chhalesar in Agra. Six toll plazas will be constructed on the expressway to recover the cost of the project built by the concessionaire on build-operate-transfer basis—Jaypee will operate the highway for 36 years before finally handing it to the government.

AT the place where the 165-km-long Yamuna Expressway begins in Greater Noida, there is no prominent sign to announce that this is the take-off point for the state’s most ambitious and expensive project—and also its most controversial. But there are smaller signboards that say ‘Taj Expressway’, the name the Yamuna Expressway earlier went by.

The project, conceived in 2001, finally took off in 2006 when the Yamuna Expressway Authority, constituted by the UP government (formerly the Taj Expressway Authority), started acquiring land. The contract with Jaiprakash Associates was signed in February 2003 and the firm was to complete the Expressway within seven years. Back then, the estimated cost was pegged at Rs 1,600 crore.

A dream project of the Mayawati government, work on the expressway was halted within a month after the Samajwadi Party returned to power in the state in 2003. It ordered three inquiries into the project, alleging that Mayawati had committed irregularities in awarding the contract to Jaypee Infratech.

In May 2006, the Justice S. Narayan inquiry committee gave the BSP supremo a clean chit, saying the project was important for industrial development. Jaiprakash Associates Limited’s subsidiary Jaypee Infratech was brought back on board.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 12:32 PM   #65
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general video

Not sure if posted earlier. also not very impressive
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Old February 6th, 2010, 08:06 PM   #66
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Courtesy: Digital Globe.

Satellite image of expressway under construction.

http://browse.digitalglobe.com/image...geWidth=natres
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Old February 25th, 2010, 06:02 PM   #67
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Any updates on this? How is the construction pacing working? Will they be in time for the April cutoff?
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Old February 28th, 2010, 12:49 AM   #68
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Yamuna Express to open for traffic from March 2011

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VADODARA: Jaypee Infratech Limited (JIL), an infrastructure company of Jaypee Group, is speeding up its ambitious Yamuna Expressway project, the company's executive chairman said on Saturday. The expressway will be open for traffic from March 2011.

The company holds the consent from the Yamuna Expressway Authority (YEA) to develop, operate and maintain Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh connecting Noida to Agra.

While addressing mediapersons in the city about the company proposed initial public offer (IPO), JIL executive chairman Manoj Gaur said, "The concreting of the six-lane 165 kilometres expressway, which will reduce the journey time between these two cities significantly, will be completed by March 2011 even as its schedule is that of 2012."

The company that has got the rights for levying toll tax for 36 years on the expressway apart from the right to approximately 6,175 acres of land along the Yamuna Expressway at five locations for residential, commercial, amusement, industrial and institutional purposes is eyeing to generate Rs 1,650 crore through IPO.

"We have filed a draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) for the IPO of equity shares of Rs 10 each for cash at price to be decided through a 100 per cent book-building process aggregating up to Rs 1,650 crore and an offer for sale of 60,000,000 equity shares," added Gaur.
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Old March 5th, 2010, 12:41 AM   #69
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Taj expressway to open before Games

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The six-lane Taj expressway, which will cut Delhi-Agra travel time by an hour and ease congestion on the Mathura Road route, will be ready for traffic before the Commonwealth Games. Work on the project, scheduled for full completion only by April 2013, is being speeded up on the orders of UP chief minister Mayawati who wants to ensure that visitors arriving for the Games get a smooth ride to Agra.

Stating this, Y K Bahl, additional CEO of Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority added that Mayawati had recently met officials of JP Infratech -- the project builders -- and asked them to make sure that the stretch is ready for traffic by September 30. Initially, travel time on the expressway (Greater Noida to Agra) will be around three hours. This will reduce to two hours when the project is fully complete.

This is good news also for Greater Noida and other NCR residents who would get a fast link to Agra, Aligarh, Mathura and Hathras. However, as per the project contract, the 21.5km Greater Noida expressway will be handed over to JP Infratech and will become a toll road with the opening of the 165km Taj expressway.

The Taj expressway is being built from Pari Chowk in Greater Noida to Agra. Said Bahl, "Our objective is to ultimately reduce the time taken to reach Agra from Pari Chowk in Greater Noida to two hours. But many of the facilities cannot be completed before the Games. So, the time taken could be closer to three hours, for the present. JP Infratech is contractually bound to complete the road along with all facilities only by April 2013. Of course, the actual full completion may come much earlier."

Bahl said the expressway will eventually have five 5 toll plazas, six interchanges (clover leaves) and seven stops for facilities like fuel pumps, shopping, motels and garages. But, all this can not be completed before the Games. So for the present, motorists will have to go off the expressway through temporary roads. A clover leaf being constructed at Pari Chowk is also likely to be completed a month or two after the games.

It is not yet clear how much toll will ultimately be charged for the use of the Taj expressway or the Noida-Greater Noida expressway.
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Will there be any rail line or other public transport along the route??
UP Govt. is trying to integrate NOIDA into the DMIC corridor. As a result, a railway line has been proposed to run from Jewar to Noida along the banks of Yamuna River. It is planned to be a freight line however I would suggest that YEA/GNIDA authorities should look into introducing those green EMU train in this corridor.
If the fare is reasonable and shuttle feeder buses run from respective sectors, then this area will get populated much sooner. Otherwise we will have a poorer version of Greater Noida in the making.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 12:46 AM   #71
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Pay toll on Noida-Greater Noida Expressway from Sep 30

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The Noida-Greater Noida Expressway will cease to be toll-free from Sep 30, the Uttar Pradesh government said Tuesday.

The government, in a notification, has included the 21.5-km-long stretch into the toll road category. A car commuter will have to pay Rs.18 for the journey on the road.

It also said the toll rate applicable on all toll roads in Uttar Pradesh will be on per-kilometre basis.

A car commuter will have to pay Rs.0.80 paisa per km; a Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) owner will have to pay Rs.1.30 paisa per km, a bus owner will have to pay Rs.2.75 paisa per km, a seven-axle vehicle will have to pay Rs.4.30 paisa per km and heavy vehicle travellers will have to pay Rs.5.25 per km to travel on toll roads in the state.

The Noida-Greater Noida Expressway would be clubbed with the Yamuna Expressway, which opens for commuters September 30, said Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO)-Yamuna Expressway Authority, R.K. Singh.

Former state minister Nawab Singh Nagar, in a hurriedly called press conference, criticised the government's decision and announced a mass agitation against the move.

Nagar argued that the local farmers alongside the Expressway would be unable to bear the toll. The way to their farm lands would be restricted, and hence, they would oppose the move, he added.
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Copying some pictures from YEIDA Google Group. Picture credit - Safal Suri















































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Nice pics ... Thanks
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Old April 5th, 2010, 01:07 AM   #76
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Amazing pics man . My memories are fresh again !

Why there is such a long rows of pillars here, instead of a continuous ramp ?

BTW, can you give some detailed info about YEIDA city, like its detailed masterplan, etc.

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Nice pics. The road surface looks good.
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Amazing pics man . My memories are fresh again !

Why there is such a long rows of pillars here, instead of a continuous ramp ?

BTW, can you give some detailed info about YEIDA city, like its detailed masterplan, etc.
Y-Beam is being supported on multiple pillars as you can see in the picture. Later on, the ramp will be laid on the pillars.
Here is the master plan of the whole area.




I have already posted masterplan of YEIDA at the begining of the thread.

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Some more pictures from Sec 18/20 Village Area.

Photo Credit goes to Dr Manoj (DaringDoc) of YEIDA Google Group.


Approaching Sports City, YEIDA.




JPSK Sports City



Earthwork for race track in JPSK Sports City.



Earthwork in Sector 19 Area (Another JP sector).




This is Sector 19 (JP Sector).



Much talked about German Giant Machines at work.



Village Mirzapur view from the expressway. Pocket 1, Sector 18 is located behind it.



The elevated part of the expressway would be the interchange (18/20) to go towards our plot.




This is the end of Sector 19 (JP Sector).



Green covered canal in Sector 18/20. (BAMBA)
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Excellent pics man

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I have already posted masterplan of YEIDA at the begining of the thread.
I would like to see the detailed masterplan. Some kind of long pdf
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